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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    OSD News & Notes: April 16, 2015

    In this week's News & Notes the Olympia Robotics Federation FRC Team qualifies for the World Championships, the Capital Debate Team shines at State, two OSD students earn a trip to the YMCA Youth & Government Conference in NC...and much, much more!

    Published: 2015-04-16

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    School Board Meeting

    The OSD School Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501.

    Published: 2015-04-15

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    ORLA Grand Opening & Tours - May 18

    On May 18 the new Olympia Regional Learning Academy building, located at 2400 – 15th Ave. SE along Boulevard Road, will be open for tours! Join us between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to tour the district’s newest building and learn more about the Olympia Regional Learning Academy’s three programs:  Montessori (grades K-5); iConnect Academy (online learning for middle and high school students); and Homeschool Connect (learning opportunities for home-schooled students). This is a chance for us to thank our community for providing funds for this new school. Please join us!

    Published: 2015-04-03

    Olympia School District Facilities Public Forum

    Do you have any ideas about the Olympia School District's future facility needs? You are invited to participate in our upcoming public forum on April 22 at 5:30pm in the Capital High School Commons.

    Published: 2015-03-31

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    Draft of 2015-16 School Calendar

    Here is a draft of the 2015-16 school year calendar. Winter Break, spring break and all other holidays are final, while remaining details are subject to change.  Status will be updated once the calendar has been finalized. School starts Sept. 9!

    Published: 2015-03-17

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    Kindergarten Registration Materials Now Available

    School specific registration information and materials for the 2015-16 school year are now available.  Please visit our Kindergarten Registration page for all the specific details you need to prep for the upcoming school year. Registration packets will soon be available at the front office of your home elementary school.

    Published: 2015-03-13

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    Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

    Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared. 

    Published: 2015-03-12

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    Budget Forums May 19, 20

    The Olympia School District is beginning to develop its 2015-16 school year budget.  Each year the district holds public forums to gather citizens’ feedback about how they think the district should prioritize its spending for the following year. If you would like to participate, please mark your calendars for one of the following times and locations:

    - Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Library
    - Wednesday, May 20 – Noon to 2 p.m., Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301

    Published: 2015-04-03

    Mark Your Calendar for the OSD Technology Fair!

    Are you interested in how teachers and students are using technology to enhance students’ learning and achievement, both inside and outside the classroom? If so, we invite you to our first-ever Technology Fair on Thursday, April 30 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Capital High School Commons (2707 Conger Ave. NW). From robotics to mobile devices, you will see it all, plus learn more about the district’s vision for implementing the 2014 Technology and Safety Levy. Parents/guardians, the event will also include one-on-one assistance in signing up for Family Access. You can even stay afterward to enjoy the Capital High School Spring Musical that begins at 7:30 p.m.! 

    Published: 2015-04-03

    Summer School

    Watch this web site for information on summer school...coming soon!

    Published: 2015-04-01

    Safe Schools Alert

    Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

    If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

    Published: 2015-01-07

    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    In January of 2012 the OSD joined the Facebook community. Since that time we have made it a priority to update our Facebook page on a daily basis with news and events taking place in our District. Whether it's information on upcoming theatrical performances taking place in our District, to links to local news articles featuring schools or students in our District, we make it a point to post it all on our page. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates: www.facebook.com/OlympiaSchoolDistrict.

    Twitter

    Similar to our Facebook page, our Twitter account is available with daily District updates. Our Twitter account is tied to our Facebook account so that any postings we make on Facebook are automatically posted on Twitter so you won't miss a thing! Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets: www.twitter.com/OlympiaSchools.

    News & Notes

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

    Subscribe to receive regular email updates as well as emergency and school closure notices.

    If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: 360.596-6103 / Fax: 360.596.6101

    Rebecca Japhet, Communications Director 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Communications Specialist 596-6108
    Dave Eilers
    , Web Developer 596-6106